Early Years Case Manager (Speech and Language)

Home-Start UK

36 hours per week, based in Leicester/home-based

Initial fixed term to 31 March 2018

Home-Start is a federated network of local organisations which provide community based support for families and children.  Over the past four decades Home-Start has supported over a million children and has become one of the leading family support charities across the UK.

We are introducing an exciting new international programme to accelerate language development in the home environment to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of children from birth to 3 years and close achievement gaps.  This is the LENA programme.

We are looking for a Case Manager who will work with the Early Years Programme Lead to support the training of volunteers and the delivery of this programme.  The programme will recruit and train volunteers in four sites across England. The volunteers will share ideas and tips on interactive talk and provide encouragement and feedback as they progress.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in early years’ work with a proven interest in speech and language development.  Experience of project management including the ability to ensure the project remains on track and meets all operational, budget, reporting and evaluation is also required.  You will need to have the ability to train trainers and have experience of engaging volunteers in supporting children to develop speech and language.  Excellent communication skills are therefore essential.

You will hold up to date knowledge of early years’ evidence based practice in the voluntary and/or community sector and understand speech and language developmental stages and how to assess these in a home-based setting.

Ideally you will hold a degree in early years’ development and early years’ professional status, including educated in Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication.  A passion for improving outcomes for children and their families is key.

This post can be based at our Home-Start UK office in Leicester or home-based.

If this sounds like your type of challenge please visit www.home-start.org.uk/about_us/work_for_us/vacancies for further details on how to apply.

For an informal discussion about this exciting project please contact Elizabeth Young at: eyoung@home-start.org.uk

No agencies please.

Closing date for applications: 12th April 2017

Interviews will be held in Leicester during the two weeks commencing 24th April 2017  

Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee.  Company No. 5382181.  Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172.  Registered Office: The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX.

Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity.  We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability.  Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.

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